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Tourbillon (horse)

Sire Ksar
Dam Durban
Grandsire Bruleur
Damsire Durbar
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1928
Country France
Color Bay
Breeder Marcel Boussac
Owner Marcel Boussac
Trainer William Hall
Record 12-6-1-1
Earnings not found
Tourbillon is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Durban by Ksar. He was born around 1928 in France, and was bred by Marcel Boussac.
Major wins

Prix de Verneuil (1930)
Zukunfts Rennen (1930)
Prix Lupin (1931)
Prix Greffulhe (1931)
Prix Hocquart (1931)

French Classic Race wins:
Prix du Jockey Club (1931)
Leading sire in France (1940, 1942, 1945)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Tourbillon (1928-1954) was an French Thoroughbred racehorse and Champion sire. He was bred and raced by one of France's most prominent horsemen, Marcel Boussac. Tourbillon was sired by Ksar, a back-to-back winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Leading sire in France in 1931 whose own sire, Bruleur, won the 1913 Grand Prix de Paris and was the Leading sire in France in 1921, 1924, and 1929. Tourbillon's dam, Durban, was an outstanding runner who won several top races in France which are now Group One events. Damsire, Durbar won England's Epsom Derby in 1914.

Although Toubillon was a winner of a French Classic at age three, the Prix du Jockey Club, and the now Group One Prix Lupin at age four, he is best remembered as the foundation stallion for Marcel Boussac's Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard at Neuvy-au-Houlme in Lower Normandy. A sire of sires, Tourbillon was the Leading sire in France in 1940, 1942, 1945. Among his progeny were:

Some of Tourbillon's offspring, particularly through his grandson, My Babu, were successful competitors in show jumping, dressage, and three-day event disciplines.

Pedigree of Tourbillon
Bruleur Chouberski Gardefeu
Basse Terre Omnium
Kizil Kourgan Omnium Upas
Kasbah Vigilant
Durbar Rabelais St. Simon
Armenia Meddler
Banshee Irish Lad Candlemas
Frizette Hamburg



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